Legal Norwalk, Connecticut, USA

Commercial Counsel

Company Intro

Booking Holdings (NASDAQ: BKNG) is the world leader in online travel and related services, provided to customers and partners in over 220 countries and territories through six primary consumer-facing brands – Booking.com, KAYAK, priceline, agoda.com, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable. The mission of Booking Holdings is to make it easier for everyone to experience the world. 

Job Overview

Booking Holdings is looking for a lawyer to join the Commercial Legal Team.  This team supports Company-wide strategies, drafts and negotiates key contracts, and develops and implements contracting standards and controls across Booking Holdings and its subsidiary brands.  Joining the Booking Holdings legal team is a unique opportunity to work hand in hand with the Booking Holdings management team while working closely with lawyers in our brands across the globe. 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • You will assist the procurement function by 1) drafting and negotiating complex vendor agreements in areas such as technology, cybersecurity, marketing and online advertising, professional & legal services, accounts payable and human resources and 2) drafting templates and policies for future use.  

  • You will support and provide legal advice and contractual support to other key functions within Booking Holdings, such as: tax, finance, human resources, and real estate.

  • You will help us define stronger controls and standardization over contracting at our brands. 

Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and in good standing in at least one state bar.

  • 5+ years of legal experience as a qualified attorney, preferably including at least 2+ years in-house experience. 

  • Exceptional legal education and law firm credentials.

  • Commercial and contract drafting experience required. Focus on procurement, IT, and a plus.

  • Strong negotiation skills, including ability to spot issues and speak to the most common concerns raised by counterparties and resolve contractual impasses.

  • Experience in the travel or consumer goods space is a plus.

  • Strong writing and editing skills and solid organizational skills.

  • Demonstrates pro-active and intellectually curious personality, as well as consistent good judgment and impeccable integrity. 

  • Ability to work well with colleagues around the world and prioritize and manage with ease both time-sensitive and long-term projects.

  • Willingness to travel (in post Covid environment).

About BKNG 

Booking Holdings is the world leader in online travel & related services. Our teams work around the clock to build and improve the technology that empowers people to more freely travel across borders, time zones, languages and cultures. At Booking Holdings, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world every day through seamless technology powered by our six major brands: 

  • Booking.com

  • KAYAK

  • priceline

  • agoda

  • Rentalcars.com

  • OpenTable

Through the Booking Holdings brands, we help our customers reach all corners of the earth. Our ability to provide great service rests on how well we understand our diverse customer base, which is why having a diverse team is so important to us. We bring together employees from all walks of life and we are proud to provide the kind of inclusive environment that stimulates innovation, creativity and collaboration.

EEO Statement:

Booking Holdings is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws. We ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without discrimination or harassment based on race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

Booking Holdings also extends this policy to every phase of the employment process including, but not limited to, recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, training and development, position elimination, restructure, promotion, compensation, benefits, layoffs, termination, and all other conditions or privileges of employment. Booking Holdings and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please email reasonableaccommodation@bookingholdings.com with your request. M/F/V/D/SO 

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